It may seem like a life-time, but it was only two years ago today, on the Commemoration of St. Charles Borromeo, that the Holy Father issued the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum coetibus. Already there is one Ordinariate in existence, and we are on the eve of the establishment of the American Ordinariate, with Canada and Australia not far behind. Other places throughout the world will surely follow.
I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating, that when the Pastoral Provision was approved in 1980, it was more than three years before the first of the Anglican Use parishes was established. I know we're impatient, but this whole thing has moved very quickly.
I hope each of us will offer a prayer of thanksgiving today for this great gift, remembering especially the Holy Father, and all those responsible for the implementation of Anglicanorum coetibus.